The Kindle E-Reader is a GREAT substite for books, AS LONG as you know what you’re getting. Please listen carefully: This Kindle DOES NOT have a backlight. I REPEAT, you will NOT be able to use this Kindle in the dark. Got it? Okay, good.
Now that that’s out of the way… what you do get with this kindle is a lightweight completely portable way to store thousands of books. If you enjoy reading as much as I do, this is a dream come true!
The kindle is lighter than my iPhone 6s Plus but still feels sturdy. Reading on the kindle looks just like reading on a book in my opinion, and you can easily adjust the font if you find the default font to be too small.
Perhaps the coolest feature of the kindle (in my opinion) is the battery life. The battery will last for WEEKS without needing to be charged. This means you can store your kindle away, and pick up where you left off weeks later without having to charge your device, just like as if you were reading a real book.
Does the kindle do anything else? Not really. It has a built in “experimental browser” but it’s really buggy and not worth using. Trust me. If I absolutely needed to look something up, and the Kindle was my only option, I really wouldn’t depend on it. Think early cell phone Internet browsers…
The only other gripe I have with the Kindle is the fact that Magazines are NOT compatible with this device. That means if you bought a nice shiny Kindle Unlimited subscription like I did, you might not be getting the full experience. I may end up canceling my subscription because of it.
All in all, the Kindle is a great E-reader for bookworms all over. Just please make sure you know what you’re buying. This is not a high-end tablet… It is a black and white E-reader which serves only one purpose; To display books.